FAQ

It’s a 35ft pedal-powered pontoon boat with 12 cycle stations that are geared to operate a big paddle wheel located on the back of the boat. Equipped on the vessel is our USCG certified Master Captain, First Mate, Bluetooth surround sound speakers, built-in countertop coolers, toilet, onboard motor, and multi-colored LED lighting for night cruises. A minimum of 7 passengers are needed to operate a Sip-n-Cycle Pedal Cruise. On our Social Mixer Cruise, you can even book parties with less than 7 passengers and you will be combined with other groups of up to 20 passengers.

All cruises begin and end at the Riverwalk docks, downtown at the Riverfront Park Tunnel to the Riverwalk docks.

355 Commerce Street Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Walk through the tunnel toward the river and the Sip-n-Cycle Pedal Cruise boat is parked at the dock alongside the Harriett II Riverboat.

IMPORTANT: If you are late, you will not get a refund and miss out. Taxis and ubers are late, they cancel and traffic is bad. Do Not be late! Be early! There are no exceptions! Don’t call and complain. 

A big reason to book a private cruise, we will wait… but it eats into your time. Please consider booking a private charter, the benefit of booking the whole boat as a private allows us to wait for your group if you are running late.

The price includes a ticket aboard Alabama’s first and only cycleboat, a FREE souvenir cup,  a 90 minute cruise on the Alabama River with a Master Captain & First Mate to steer the party in the right direction. 

YES, we have a restroom, so there is no need to slow the party rolling down the river. 

YES, BYOB, BYOF, we have coolers so Bring Your Own Beverage (beer, wine and non-alcohol drinks) and use our FREE Souvenir cup. Please no glass bottles or containers. Get wine in a box or keep the bottle in a protective sleeve so that we do not have any broken glass possibilities on the vessel.  There are several places downtown like Chris’ Hotdogs, SaZa’s and Common Bond Brewery with easy to-go food and drinks. No cake or rice(too messy) Cupcakes are ok. The bigger mess you and your party make the more you need to tip. 

We have a motor that keeps the party going, even when your party is dancing on the bow.

BYOB, BYOF, snacks, valid ID, cruise confirmation, sunscreen (even though the boat is covered the bow of the boat has a convertible top). Dress for comfort outside, it can be a little windier or cooler when the sun goes down, so we do recommend an extra layer especially for evening cruises. Avoid heeled shoes and long, flowy garments, as they could get caught in the cycling pedal. Sunglasses and hats are great but you will be seated under a large canopy shielding direct sun and rain. Bring a cooler if you want, however, we are not providing ice. You can bring ice to put in the coolers we provide or you can bring a small cooler with your own beverages.

 

The Riverfront Tunnel Parking lot is located to the left as you come into the Riverwalk area. There is a $5/day fee for parking in this lot. Card and cash are an option. Covered parking is also available at 233 Coosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104 across from the stadium at the Coosa Street deck. On the weekends and after 5 during the week, street parking is free.

No, not in the slightest – AND, you and your crew won’t need to worry as we have an outboard motor that will keep the party cruising the river. 

Yes. A waiver will be sent to you or your party organizer once the email address is connected to the reservation. A waiver must be electronically  signed by each passenger before they board the vessel. 

Whut whut, heck yeah! We have a Bluetooth surround sound system pump’n the tunes to keep the boat a cruis’n.  Let us know what you want to hear and we will do our best to play it or connect your Bluetooth device!

On a private cruise, you can be the DJ and connect directly to the Bluetooth sound system.

On a mixer cruise, let us know what you want to hear and we will do our best to play it.

Yes. For Mixer Cruises, sixteen years old and older are welcome. No toddlers or infants allowed on Mixer Cruises. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Private Cruises are just that and all ages are welcome. Let us know if you are bringing kids so we have plenty of children’s life vest.

Sip-n-Cycle Pedal Cruise operates rain or shine! The overhead canopy does a good job of keeping the rain away from the party. If the weather is deemed as too severe and unsafe by our crew, you will receive a credit or refund.

Yes we provide life vest on the boat. Kids under the age of 8 must wear a life fest. Yes, you can bring your own vest as long as it is USCG Approved. 

Yes. The insurance policy regulates a 275 lbs. weight limit. Unfortunately, due to insurance liabilities of the vessel, passengers over 275 pounds will not be able to ride on Sip-n-Cycle Pedal Cruise.

No smoking, no drug use, no animals. No balloons, there is nowhere to put them and they get in the way of dancing. 

Respond to your confirmation email with the date change request. Please ensure that you are within the reschedule/cancellation time frame outlined in your confirmation email.

A tip means a lot to the crew and we hope you feel you had an incredible experience on Sip-n-Cycle. Tips are not required but are welcomed! Industry norms for leaving a tip stands around 15-20% of the price of the ticket.

Yes, we have a TV onboard for partnering businesses to advertise where to keep the party going once it is time to unload.  Contact sipncyclepedalcruise at g mail dot com for more information. 

Mixer Tours: Reservations cancelled 14 days prior to the scheduled tour will be Fully Refunded. Reservations cancelled up to 7 days prior to the scheduled tour will be granted a Rain Check. Reservations cancelled less than 7 days prior to the scheduled tour will receive No Refund or Raincheck.

Private Tours: Reservations cancelled 14 days prior to the scheduled tour will be Fully Refunded. Reservations cancelled less than 14 days to the scheduled cruise will receive No Refund or Raincheck.

If the public mixer cruise you’re scheduled for does not fill up more than 7 passengers, we will call to reschedule you for another cruise or will refund you the money.

Missed tours will not be refunded.

If a full refund is given, 10% of the total price of the transaction will be withheld to cover the Credit Card fees involved with the transaction.

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